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Looking forward to TTT#505 Letters to the Next President for Elementary and young Middle School Youth
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What about Letters to the Next President for Young Authors, younger than 13? Join a conversation with elementary and middle school teachers +Ada Okun, +Al Elliott, +Gail Desler, +Mariana Lombardo, (we hope +Kevin Hodgson) and more on Wed. Sept. 21 at 9pmET/6pmPT on Teachers Teaching Teachers http://edtectalk.com/ttt

If you haven't checked it out yet, you'll be amazed by the collection of resources and tools for this election's letters http://resources.letters2president.org/resources/ and it's been great to watch those orange dots pop up at http://letters2president.org

As the elementary school students in this video (from Marina's class a few years ago) demonstrate, students younger than 13 can make powerful arguments to the next president/mayor: https://vimeo.com/76865144

We invite you this coming Wednesday, September 21 at 9PM Eastern/8PM Central/7PM Mountain/6PM Pacific on Teachers Teaching Teachers to talk about how you might already be implementing a Letters to the Next President project -- or how you might want to this election season.

We welcome posts by Young Authors from elementary school and the young middle school grades to post Letters to the Next President on http://youthvoices.live

On the new platform for Youth Voices http://youthvoices.live we have built in a system of user groups that allow younger students, with careful parent permission, to join the site and only see posts that are appropriate for their eyes and the eyes of a general public. In addition, they can see and respond to each other's "Young Author" posts without others seeing them if they prefer or they can write only to others in their school.

We are hoping to build the work with elementary students on Youth Voices this fall, starting with Letters to the Next President. The more elementary school teachers and students who get involved, the more the site will have the flavor of your younger students, something we want. So that's the long-range idea -- inviting younger students to join us on Youth Voices.

Sound like something you might want to get involved with? Join us this Wednesday on Teachers Teaching Teachers http://edtechtalk.com/ttt on a Hangout On Air at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific to talk about Letters to the Next President for Young Authors, 12 and below. 
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TTT#504 Bringing Summer Learning Into Fall Classrooms
How are you bringing summer into fall classrooms? vimeo.com/172523545, #clmooc, #2nextprez Wed 9.14 9pmET/6pmPT edtechtalk.com/ttt Summers have always been a time of making and learning in Writing Projects around the country, and recent summers have proved ...
How are you bringing summer into fall classrooms? vimeo.com/172523545, #clmooc, #2nextprez Wed 9.14 9pmET/6pmPT edtechtalk.com/ttt Summers...
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This fall's first YouthCast (formerly Youth Voices LIVE!)
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Join us on http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9pmET/6pmPT with teachers from the Oregon Writing Project
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TTT#505 Letters to the Next President for Elementary and young Middle School Youth
What about Letters to the Next President for Young Authors, younger than 13? Join a conversation with elementary and middle school teachers + Ada Okun , + Al Elliott , + Gail Desler , + Mariana Lombardo , (we hope + Kevin Hodgson ) and more on Wed. Sept. 21...
What about Letters to the Next President for Young Authors, younger than 13? Join a conversation with elementary and middle school teachers ...
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How are you bringing summer into fall classrooms? vimeo.com/172523545, #clmooc, #2nextprez Wed 9.14 9pmET/6pmPT edtechtalk.com/ttt

Summers have always been a time of making and learning in Writing Projects around the country, and recent summers have proved more than ever to be filled with exciting, personalized, leaderful experiences for teachers!

What did you do this summer that you are bringing into your classroom this fall?

How are you bringing http://letters2president.org and http://youthvoices.live into your classroom? And what about using hypothes.is and http://nowcomment.com (which includes annotating images, video and audio now), moving your students toward becoming online social readers this fall? Perhaps you've joined the "evolution of learning" at http://lrng.org this summer. Or maybe you've begun to integrate more media production, learning from this summer's workshops, like those at the Educational Video Center: http://evc.org/a-productive-summer-at-evc/

Also, what's new with the students we talked with this summer at
--Integrate NYC 4 ME: http://www.integratenyc4me.com/,
--The Baltimore Algebra Project: http://www.baltimorealgebraproject.org/
--Connected. United. 4 Change.https://www.facebook.com/cu4cissn/

These are some of the connections and directions we are taking within our community of educators and students at Teachers Teaching Teachers http://edtechtalk.com/ttt and YouthCast http://youthvoices.live/youthcast

We invite you to join us in these conversations about moving our planning this summer into our classrooms this fall.

Join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9pmET/6pmPT on Wednesday, September 14. https://youtu.be/DWeGsDYO7Gw
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TTT#502: Teachers from the Oregon Writing Project talk about their site for curriculum
Join + Linda Christensen and teachers from the Oregon Writing Project on http://edtechtalk.com/ttt tonight, Sept. 7 at 6pmPT/9pmET to talk about an inspiring resource that they are building together and to tell their story of creating the curriculum on http...
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English teacher
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  • New Directions Secondary School
    English Teacher, 2013 - present
  • New York City Writing Project
    Tech Liaison, 2000 - present
  • Bronx Academy Senior High
    English Teacher, 2011 - 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah - Grove City, Pennsylvania
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Introduction
Paul Allison has been been teaching and learning ever since he graduated from Hunter College, CUNY in 1983. Early in his career, Paul helped start University Heights Secondary School in the Bronx, NY, one of the first Coalition of Essential Schools. Paul and his colleagues learned that doing school better didn't have to be the same-old, with more effort. They replaced grades with portfolio assessment, re-thought subjects and departments with cross-disciplinary, project-based teaching teams, and taught multi-aged groups of students without regard to age. 

After teaching at University Heights for 12 years, Paul moved on to work with English Language Learners at the International High School in Queens for a few years, and he has worked as a technology teacher, before returning to teaching English. For the last two years, Paul developed and taught students in a multi-disciplinary blended learning program at the Bronx Academy Senior High. 

Paul has been the Tech Liaison the New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) for over ten years. In 2003, along with colleagues in other local sites of the National Writing Project, Paul helped develop Youth Voices youthvoices.net, a school-based social network where students develop, display, and discuss self-directed digital projects, and where teachers build and collect curriculum together. Paul has also been one of the co-hosts of Teachers Teaching Teachers, a webcast and podcast that has been broadcasting live at edtechtalk.com/ttt every Wednesday since 2007. 

The last two summers, along with colleagues in the New York City Writing Project, Paul co-facilitated a Youth Voices Summer Program that brought together 13-17 high school students from different schools in every borough of NYC and 4-6 teachers to develop interest- based, passion-fueled, multimedia projects that will gave all new experiences in making and learning more about connected learning. 

Currently Paul is a 6th grade English teacher at a brand new public school for over-aged, under- credited youths in the Bronx. New Directions Secondary School will be a 6-12 that where the curriculum is available to all students online, and their study becomes more and more asynchronous as individuals demonstrate specific learning competencies within the schools mastery-based curriculum.
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I commute on foot, running some days, biking others. I do a weekly webcsast called Teachers Teaching Teachers. I've been a member of the New York City Writing Project since 1985.
Education
  • New York University
    English Education, M.A., 1988 - 1990
  • Hunter College, CUNY
    English, B.A., 1979 - 1983
  • Art Students League
    Painting with Leo Manso, 1978 - 1979
  • Nyack College
    Philosophy, 1977 - 1978
  • Grove City High School, PA
    Managed an underground newspaper, Second Harvest, 1973 - 1977
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What an exciting group of teachers join us on this episode of TTT, recorded September 25, 2013. We talk about curriculum plans and using htt

TTT#373 Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age - NWP Annual Meeting ...
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B7: Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age. 1:30pm - 3:00pm Hynes, Level 1, 104. How do we help youth understand the potential for writi

TTT#364 Youth Voices-Sheri Edwards, Jo Paraiso, Andrew Wyndham, Tricia C...
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On this episode of TTT, we invite you to meet other teachers who have been using Youth Voices this fall to connect their students. We shared

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